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Flames acquire forward Nigel Dawes

Thursday, 07.16.2009 / 2:46 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today that Nigel Dawes has been claimed off waivers.
 
Dawes, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has 133 games of NHL experience split between the New York Rangers and the Phoenix Coyotes scoring 25 goals and adding 26 assists for 51 career points. Dawes was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the 5th round (149th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
 
Dawes has previous experience with two of the Flames coaches having won the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship as a member of Team Canada under Brent Sutter and having won the 2002 Memorial Cup with the Kootenay Ice under Ryan McGill.
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